More importantly, will a suspension deter Kronwall from going after monster hits again?
that's my concern as well.
however, i think it's well regarded that kronwall is not a dirty player (though some who have been embarrassed by him *cough* sellanne *cough* might say otherwise). although a suspension would give him a 'history,' i don't know if he could take that element out of his game. he's so good at hitting people and really does seem to enjoy it.
the game is so fast it's impossible to line up for those kinds of hits and pull out at the last second. it's two big bodies coming directly together, and if the dude is leading with his head well, DING. you're not targeting somebody's head if you go to hit his body and that's what is sticking out.
the chasing around and escorts off of the ice were embarrassing. our powerplay is horrendous; nobody can step in and say "you really want to fight? how about me?" janik?
if i were kronwall, I'd be a little concerned about getting cheap-shotted as a result from one of those hits. what do these other teams have to fear?